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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20183–20189

Resonances in coated long period fiber gratings and cladding removed multimode optical fibers: a comparative study

Ignacio Del Villar, Carlos R. Zamarreño, Miguel Hernaez, Francisco J. Arregui, and Ignacio R. Matias  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20183-20189 (2010)

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Two optical fiber devices have been coated in parallel: a long period fiber grating (LPFG) and a cladding-removed multimode optical fiber (CRMOF). The progressive coating of the LPFG by means of the layer-by-layer electrostatic-self-assembly, permits to observe a resonance wavelength shift of the attenuation bands in the transmission spectrum. The cause of this wavelength shift is the reorganization of the cladding mode effective indices. The cause of this modal reorganization can be understood with the results observed in the CRMOF coated in parallel. A lossy-mode-resonance (LMR) is generated in the same wavelength range of the LPFG attenuation bands analyzed. Moreover, the thickness range where the wavelength shift of the LPFG attenuation bands occurs coincides exactly with the thickness range where the LMR can be visualized in the transmission spectrum. These phenomena are analyzed theoretically and corroborated experimentally. The advantages and disadvantages of both optical fiber devices are explained.

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OCIS Codes
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2010
Published: September 7, 2010

Ignacio Del Villar, Carlos R. Zamarreño, Miguel Hernaez, Francisco J. Arregui, and Ignacio R. Matias, "Resonances in coated long period fiber gratings and cladding removed multimode optical fibers: a comparative study," Opt. Express 18, 20183-20189 (2010)

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